[linux-lvm] snapshot performance

L Dong leona.dong at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 18:51:12 UTC 2004


I'm using LVM1 on 2.4.18 without any problem. However, after I take a
snapshot of a volume, the write performance to the original volume is
degraded by about 5 times. Why such a big degrade?

Moreover, I expect only the first time write should involve copying
the original data block. So the later write operations into the
original volume should not have performance degradation. However, this
is not true. The latter writes are also very slow.

Should I upgrade to DM and LVM2? Will this improve snapshot performance?

Thanks for any help.

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